Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm EDT
shows us, it's a tough party to get into. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robbie matthew and his wife grappled with a map to try to plan their 4th of july. >> we are trying to find out what we have to do and what time. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the parade, the concert and the fireworks. >> a lot is happening. >> please take public transportation, if at all possible. >> reporter: superintendent john james said don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk. because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it -- is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> the crowd and metro is insane. there is like 4 million people trying to get back on the metro at same time. >> make a day of it. >> reporter: but others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we are going to sit probably in the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service is banning certain items. >> because of resource dama
Jul 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of bone marrow disease. number 24 kobe bryant was one of the big-time sports celebrities on hand as was redskins cornerback deangelo hall wearing number 23. he took advantage of an off-day from camp. >> at first i thought we were going to be in practice and it was going to be difficult for it to happen but for coach to give us the day off and give our bodies a chance to relax and the heat out there is way crazier than it is right now. so i'm just out here enjoying myself. i feel like i'm in some 80- degree weather right now compared to what is going on down at redskins park. >> skins on the field tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. >> i'm still feeling that plunk that jeter took. ouch. we're back tonight at 10:00 and for you're news edge at 11:00. we'll see you then.
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
fox 5's tish shthompson with -- tisha thompson with the big story. >> reporter: fir and reese -- fire and rescue said the 911 call came in from an apartment on the second floor. the apartment got so hot she couldn't sleep any more. >> i opened the window to get fresh air then it smelled like it was burning outside. the apartment, fire, fire. then they broke the alarm. >> fortunate the fire alarm went off. it evacuated the entire building. we got 27 people, 18 adults and 9 children that have been displaced. >> reporter: as they watched, firefighters tried to save their homes. dan schmidt with fairfax fire and rescue explains the alarm probably saved their lives. no one was injured. neighbors say many apartments are part of the affordable housing program. >> no insurance, nothing at all. no. whatever she had is gone. >> reporter: mohammed hussein helped his sister carry away her mail, the only thing she has left. >> she just got new mattresses delivered from macy's and she was excited bit. the next day, everything is gone. >> reporter: as crews arrived to patch the hole in the r